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Toombs County Schools Elementary 2023-2024 Dress Code (Grades K-5)

The Toombs County School System requires students to dress in a manner conducive to maintaining an academic focus. Therefore, student dress should reflect acceptable standards of neatness and modesty and should not distract from the education of students. The administration reserves the right to determine if a student’s dress, hairstyle, etc. are too casual, too revealing, or too distracting to be considered appropriate for school.


• Long or short sleeved shirts, dress shirts, t-shirts, polo style shirts, sweaters, and sweatshirts which are size appropriate will be per- miGed. No sleeveless, hal – ter, tank or spagheGi strap tops are allowed. No hostile or inappropriate graphics or language on shirts is per- miGed.

• ShirGails must be below the waist line even with arms raised about the head or when the student is seated.

• Shirts with deep scooped necklines will not be allowed.

• Sheer fabric outer wear will not be allowed.

• Jackets are permit ted but may not be worn to cover inappropriate clothing. Trench coats are not permiGed.


• Pants, khakis, jeans, and athletic pants (e.g. warm-ups) that are size appropriate; worn at the waist, and are hemmed or cuffed are allowed. All students must wear boGoms snugly enough to keep them well above the hips.

• Pajama pants are not permiGed. • Shorts that are size appropriate are permiGed for students; however, they must be no shorter than 5 inches from the top of the knee. Dresses, jumpers, and overalls will be allowed.

• Shorts are permiGed for students in Grades K-2; however, shorts must not be worn as to show any un- dergarments while siGing, standing, or bending.

• In Grades 3-5, dress es and skirts must be no shorter than 5 inches above the knee. Slits in skirts must not extend beyond 5 inches above the knee. Dresses, skirts, or shirts worn over tights/leggings must also meet the five-inch rule. If pants or shorts have holes that are more than 5 inches above the knee, shorts, tights, or pants must be worn underneath so that no skin is showing.

• All pants, overalls, and jumpers must have all buGons buGoned and all fasteners fastened.

• Only tops listed in the “tops” section above may be worn under jumpers and overalls.


• Headgear of any type is unacceptable; however, school administration has the right to reserve discretion of headgear within their building and will notify students/faculty within the student handbook of any exceptions to this rule.

No hats, bandanas, sweat bands, hoods, knit caps or stocking caps may be worn anywhere on school grounds or buses.

• Sunglasses are not permiGed.


• Flip ops or slides of any kind are not permiGed in Grades K-5. All shoes worn must be secured at the toe and heel with shoelaces tied, buckles secured, or Velcro fastened.

• Bedroom shoes of any kind are not acceptable or any shoes of extended length (clown shoes) or height (not to exceed 2 inches).


• Chains hanging from pockets, dog collar-like necklaces, spiked collars, bracelets, studded anklets or belts are not permiGed to be worn.

• Gloves are not per –

miGed in the building. • Belts must be at with no symbolic message on the buckle or belt.

• Any jewelry or acces sories that create a distraction to the learning environment (as determined by administration) will not be permiGed.


• Hair must be free of curlers, picks, or combs at all times.

• Hair must be of a natural human color. Wigs may be worn if the student is medically fragile as noted by a physician’s statement, and the wig is necessary because of loss of hair.

• Any hair style that may create a distraction to the learning environment (as determined by administration) will not be permitted.

General Guidelines for Students: • All clothing, boGom or tops, must have appropriate hems and no inappropriate holes, frays, rips or tears.

• All clothing must be appropriately sized. No oversized or baggy garments (for example: pants must be worn at the natural waistline and not drag the floor). Clothing should not be excessively tight or form- Ging. As with all clothing decisions, administrators will have the final say as to whether a garment is too loose or too tight.

• All garments should cover the body in an appropriate manner and not reveal the anatomy of the person other than the head and neck, or low extremities of the arms and legs.

• No objects should be aGached to clothing unless sponsored by the school (spirit ribbons, pins, patches, etc.)

• Clothing, jackets, jewelry, and accessories may not advertise anything associated with alcohol, tobacco, guns, violence, drugs, or gang-related activity, sexual connotations, or any item that creates a hostile or disruptive environment.

• Cosmetics, includ ing but not limited to eye make-up, nail polish and lipstick, can only be worn in a manner as to not draw excessive aGention to the person.

• Bandanas are not per –


• Proper undergar ments must be worn at all times. Undergarments must not be exposed.

• In the event of a medical necessity, e.g. broken leg, 504 plan, IEP, the school or system administrator may take temporary variations in this policy.

• A new student (one who has not previously enrolled) will be allowed five school days to make arrangements to conform to the system dress code.

• School administra tors may alter the dress code for special occasions or extracurricular activities.

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